Upper Mustang trek

19 days

Listing Attributes

  • Total Duration19 days
  • OriginationAdventure600
  • DestinationUpper Mustang trek
  • Group Size15
  • FoodsProvide
  • LodgingProvide

Description

The Upper Mustang trek is an accepted destination for trekkers, who would like to explore the ancient Monastery, diversified societies, more than thousand years of hundreds abandoned caves and Himalayan mountain desert with local tribes influence with Tibetan culture are the main magnetism of this area. Upper Mustang region is positioned on the western Himalayan range and adjacent plateau of Tibetan border of Nepal. Mustang is a rain shadowed area suitable for trekking during the monsoon also. Mustangi Raja (state king of the Mustang) only one state king of Nepal, vestige on the River bank is one more charisma in the trek. Upper Mustang was opened to non-Nepali trekkers only before few years ago and even these days, entrance is very restricted. To penetrate Upper Mustang, i.e to travel further north from Kagbeni, trekkers need a special trekking permit. The highest point reached being only 4200 meters, but the conditions at times can be arduous. Lo Manthang, the old capital, presents the ample magnetism and sound of unique walled settlement, local culture, rituals and their method of livelihood. The trek to Lo- Manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with pretty white washed houses. Kagbeni literally means “bolt at the two Rivers”. Ponies are accessible for hire if someone wishes.

Itineraries

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel
Day 02:  Preparing for trekking
Day 03:  Drive or fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (780 m)
Day 04:  Drive to airport and fly to Jomsom (2710 m) & trek to Kagbeni (2800 m)
Day 05:  Trek to Chele (3050 m)
Day 06:  Trek to Syangbochen (3800 m)
Day 07:  Trek to Dhakmar (3820 m)
Day 08:  Trek to Lo - Manthang( 3810 m)
Day 09:  Rest day at Lo - Manthang
Day 10: Trek to Yara ( 3650 m)
Day 11:  Rest day at Yara (short trek to Luri Gompa)
Day 12:  Trek to Charang (3560 m)
Day 13:  Trek to Ghiling ( 3570 m)
Day 14:  Trek to Chusang ( 2980 m)
Day 15:  Trek to Kagbeni (2800 m)
Day 16:  Trek to Jomsom (2720 m)
Day 17:  Fly back to Pokhara
Day 18:  Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Day 19:  Departure

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.